Sherry a unique drink

Spanning bone dry to sticky sweet Sherry has a unique versatility that makes it so much more than an aperitif. Think of almost any cocktail and someone, somewhere, has concocted one with a Sherry Twist. Grab a bowl of almonds, or some cheese and get started on your Sherry journey.

All sherry is fortified after fermentation with high-proof brandy, to about 16—18 percent alcohol, depending upon type.

Photo: Alamy On for young and old Sherry is in fact the Anglicised version of Jerez, the name of the region in Spain that produces this versatile and wildly underappreciated beverage.

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History at your fingertips Sign up here to see what happened On This Day, every day in your inbox! Essential is the action of flor, mildewlike yeasts encouraged by a slight exposure to air after fermentation, which imparts the characteristic nutty flavour.

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How to drink sherry

Thirsty for Drink Updates? The differences between these varieties are a result of the method and length of the maturation process. This method matures the younger wines, freshens the older wines, and helps maintain the consistency, or historical continuity , of a type. A drink still shaking off the last few remnants of an unfairly tarnished reputation as being the choice of an older generation. A solera consists of from three to eight tiers of barrels in which sherries of various ages are held, the oldest on the bottom. Serve cold and consume as soon as possible after opening. All sherry is fortified after fermentation with high-proof brandy, to about 16—18 percent alcohol, depending upon type. By signing up, you agree to our Privacy Notice. Scott Wasley, the founder of one of Australia's premier Spanish wine importers, the Melbourne-based Spanish Acquisition, recalls an early introduction to Sherry similar to that of many Australians: "My granny used to drink it!

Chilled Sherry is your ideal sea food partner. By signing up, you agree to our Privacy Notice. Those Jerezanos know how to party so there are lots of opportunities coming up.

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Essential is the action of flor, mildewlike yeasts encouraged by a slight exposure to air after fermentation, which imparts the characteristic nutty flavour. The date on a sherry bottle or label refers to the year the solera for that sherry was begun. All sherry is fortified after fermentation with high-proof brandy, to about 16—18 percent alcohol, depending upon type. Sounding familiar? Chilled Sherry is your ideal sea food partner. As wine is drawn off the lowest level for blending, it is replaced by wine from the next oldest vintage, directly above; the second tier in turn is refilled with younger wines from the third tier, and so on. Photos have not been included so as not to distract from the writing.

As wine is drawn off the lowest level for blending, it is replaced by wine from the next oldest vintage, directly above; the second tier in turn is refilled with younger wines from the third tier, and so on.

It takes its name from the province of Jerez de la Frontera in AndalusiaSpainsherry being an Anglicization of Jerez.

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